CardioHelp Technology Saves Lives
CardioHelp is the first cardiopulmonary support system cleared for both ground and air transportation. Weighing approximately 22 pounds and smaller than a suitcase, it is light enough to be carried by one person and compact enough to be transported in a helicopter or ambulance.
CardioHelp is the smallest portable heart-lung support system available. The CardioHelp System provides extracorporeal life support (ECLS) to replace or support a patient’s circulation and respiration.
The CardioHelp System, with its disposables, integrated sensors and individual operating modes, represents a new option for patients whose heart and/or lungs are failing despite other treatment methods. It works by forcing the patient’s blood through an artificial membrane that infuses oxygen and removes carbon dioxide and monitors critical blood parameters, including venous oxygen saturation, hemoglobin, hematocrit and arterial and venous blood temperature.
Announcing the Dr. Dean Ornish Program at Beebe Healthcare
Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce that the Dr. Dean Ornish Program For Reversing Heart Disease™ will soon open at Beebe Health Campus on Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach.
This program is nationally recognized—through the results of more than 35 years of peer-reviewed, published research—for reversing the progression of heart disease.
Over the years, participants have reported that they no longer have chest pain, they have more energy, their cholesterol levels and blood pressure have lowered, and they have kept off weight lost while taking part in the program. They also have reported that they have been able to reduce the amount of medication they took for years.
We are extremely pleased to bring the Dr. Dean Ornish Program to Sussex County,” says Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Although Beebe and our doctors provide care for patients with cardiovascular disease through such advanced medical programs as Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, the Dr. Dean Ornish Program will allow Beebe to help patients learn how they, themselves, can actively participate in reversing their heart disease.”
Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer in the United States. Heart and vascular disease are all too common in Delaware. More than 12 percent of people in Sussex County have diabetes, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Nearly two-thirds of the population in Sussex County are overweight or obese, which also is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.